Spanish Arch

Right in front of the Galway City Museum are the last surviving arches of the Ceann an Bhalla, or Front Wall. Known as the Spanish Arch, this structure was part of defences running from the old Martin’s Tower to the Corrib River to defend Galway’s quays.

While the arches aren’t exactly a stirring monument, it’s worth remembering that they date all the way back to 1584, and also sustained damage from the tsunami caused by the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755.

spanish arch closer to city centre